Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Own Looking Glass

Someone wandered into Bosena the other day while I was docked and noticed me in local. They said hello, and I said hello back because I am friendly that way. After that point the conversation wandered off onto a strange path that has left me confused. He asked about a 1v1. I said "No" as I am prone to do. He then said that he had read my blog and was looking for my weaknesses and trying to separate that out from my propaganda.

That made me blink for two reasons. Normally I am tickled a various assortment of pastel, sweet smelling colors when I meet people in game that read my blog. This was a bit of a change.

The first is why anyone would look for my weaknesses? I lay them out rather clearly most days. They are here all over the blog.  But more so if he is looking for my weaknesses he is coming to attack me? I guess?  I know that a side effect of babbling all over the internet and not learning STFU to III or IV is that some people are going to decide that they need to come train me to level V on their own.

But, I don't think that I portray myself as something to find weaknesses in to take down. That is what really left me puzzled in the end.  But, I may be blinded with my own arrogance.

Or am I blinded to my own propaganda?

As far as I am concerned I don't do propaganda.  I don't do posters running around trying to sway people's opinions. I'm a rather firm believer in people thinking for themselves. If I have to think for you its just a bad day for everyone.  I just talk.  My stream of conscious habits have been pointed out before. So perhaps it is more accurate to say that I think.  Not everyone in my corporation agrees with my views.  I don't agree with all of theirs.

Is that propaganda?

The blog banter the other month was about propaganda.  It is not something that I am into.  That is why I spend a lot of my time trying to be simple and honest here. But, Eve being what Eve is, I should not be surprised that some would assume that I am carefully crafting my words to create some type of viewpoint for people to regard me and/or my corporation and/or alliance.

Yet I do not. I'm pretty happy with just babbling about my day as it happens.

But who believes me?

What a circle that creates of argument, thought, counter thought, and assumptions.  In a weird way.  A very weird way.

6 comments:

  1. That's why honesty is so dangerous in Eve. No one ever sees it coming.

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  2. If 'he' were to more effectively research your weaknesses, he wouldn't start by telling you he was trying to find out your weaknesses. He has more of an honesty problem than you do--or he was just being amusing.

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  3. Hahaha! I'm the guy! :D

    No, I don't think you are writing a lot of propaganda, and I am not really looking for your weakness. I had just roamed 20-30 jumps or so and hadn't had anything interesting happening to me at all so I was just trying to have a weird good time. Space tells me to do stuff (but I still want to buld an igloo out of syrup)

    I rather enjoyed the little talk we had, and DPs attempts to 1v1 me with only one gun (bit too paranoid for that) had it been a bs without a web bonus. Sure! But 90% web vs frig, even with just one gun. Hehe, nopes :)

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  4. I think he meant your PvP adventures are just propaganda, and you didn't kill anything in your life and you are just a carebear.

    Ignore him.

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  5. No, I didn't mean anything with my talk about Sugar's propaganda. It was just lack of explosions and sleep, I didn't mean anything by it but hey, this is the internet and then you are guilty until proven innocent.

    And Gevlon, thanks for the analysis. Correct as usual...

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